January 13, 2015

"It turns your bike into a smart bike"

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, Paris-based start-up Connected Cycle unveiled what it's calling the "the first connected pedal."

Cased in aluminum and available in five colors (black, red, blue, green, and orange), the Connected Cycle pedal is both an activity tracker and a theft prevention measure.

The pedal has its own internet connection (!) and can communicate with your smartphone via an app. The app supplies speed, route, incline, and calorie data; notifies you if your ride is moved after you've locked it up; and allows you to track your two-wheeler should a thief make off with it. The pedal generates its own energy and can only be removed with a specially coded key.

Connected Cycle is gearing up for a crowdfunding campaign. Sign up on the company webpage to stay in the loop.

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